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Vet camp
: A team comprising veterinary surgeons Deen Dyal, Shyam Bhalla, Mandeep Singh and Subhash Arora treated 389 cattle in a camp held at village Kattianwali here on Tuesday, sources said.

Eye camp: Eye specialists B.K. Chhabra and Satish Nagpal examined 250 patients on the first day of Surinder Nagpal Memorial free eye operation camp organised by the Lions Club Mandi Abohar at Varun Dham here on Tuesday, S.S. Gagneja, chairman of the project, said.

Youth Akali Dal leader challenged by traffic police
: The Qualis of a senior Youth Akali Dal leader was challenged by the traffic police in Rayya, under Bead police station, for unauthorised use of the red light and a sun film on the window panes of the vehicle.When contacted, the leader, however, denied that his vehicle was challenged.Police sources said the vehicle was also without a registration number. According to the challan slip, the owner of the vehicle also misbehaved with police officials.The challans were issued at Adda Rayya at 9:45 am.Harjit Singh Brar, DSP, denied that challans were issued to the Youth Akali Dal leader.

Thefts on varsity campus on the rise: Thefts on the Guru Nanak Dev University campus continue with burglars decamping with jewellery and goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh from the house of a deputy librarian on Monday. Thefts keep taking place installation of security cameras on the gates of the university notwithstanding.Dr Sukhbir Singh, deputy librarian, said the thieves did their job in the two hours he was away shopping with his family. “This vindicates the general view on the campus that six cases of theft in recent months are the handiwork of locals knowing the victim’s schedule,” he said.S.S.Chhina, in charge, university security, said security had been stepped up on the campus.

Stove burst: An old woman died after a stove burst at Dhaula village about 15 km from here on Tuesday. The incident took place in the morning when Gurdev Kaur was trying to ignite the stove for making tea. All of a sudden, due to high air pressure, the stove burst. Her clothes caught fire and she was hospitalised at the civil hospital in Barnala where she breathed her last.

Women’s hockey
: The District Women’s Hockey Association is organising a north zone women’s hockey championship from November 30 to December 2 here. Teams from Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and PEPSU would take part in the championship. The qualifying teams would be sent for the Nation7al Women’s Hockey Championship 2007, Rajwant Singh Mann, secretary, District Women’s Hockey Association, said.

Contact programme: Punjabi Literary Society Baba Farid College, Deon, is going to organize a contact programme in college campus at 11 am on November 28, i.e. Wednesday with an eminent poet, Dr Surjit Pattar. During the first session, the renowned poet will recite his selected and famous poetry. In the second session, the poet will share experiences about life with students and the audience.

:  According to Sukhvinder Singh of Onkar Engineering Works, rear shutters of his shop and four others, Sethi Bearing Store, Friends Motors, Sandeep Pesticides and State Medical Hall in Mahajan market here, were found broken as thieves stole material and cash worth about Rs 10,000 from the shops.

2 killed in road accidents
: One person died in a road accident near Babehali here on Tuesday. According to police sources, Avtar Singh, resident of Tibri Cantt, with his father Santokh Singh, was coming to home on a motor cycle, when a truck hit his vehicle resulting in Santokh Singh’s death. In another accident, Balbir Singh, son of Jaswant Singh, resident of Chadwan (J&K), was killed when a motor cycle hit him while he was standing at the Pathankot bus stand.

Cheating case registered: The Dhariwal police has registered a case against Roor Singh, son of Santa Singh, resident of Basti Vihar Maqsooda, Jalandhar, under Section 420, IPC, for promising to send abroad Baljit Singh,a resident of Fajulla Chak. He neither fulfilled his promise nor returned his money.

One booked for theft:The Kahnuwan police has booked Ruldu Ram, son of Uddo Masih, resident of Jagowal, for allegedly breaking open the lock of the Panchayat Ghar and stealing 26 kg wire and 27 kg iron rods worth of Rs14,500. The complaint had been lodged by the Kahnuwan sarpanch Smt Harbhajan Kaur on Tuesday.

Kirch seized: The Dinanagar police arrested Rajesh Kumar, son of Hans Raj, resident of ES Colony, Amritsar, and recovered one kirch from him during checking here on Tuesday. A case under Section 25-54-59, IPC, had been registered against him.

Poor visibility causes mishaps:
One person was killed, while fifty persons sustained injuries in different road mishaps that took place in and around Phillaur on Tuesday. Poor visibility caused by thick fog was said to be the reason. According to the information, 19 vehicles were damaged which included a truck, seven cars and three buses.

8 POs held: In a major success, Phillaur Police today arrested eight proclaimed offenders, including Jasbir Singh, who is wanted for murder of his sister-in-law Pushpa Rani. Meanwhile, Phillaur DSP Rajinder Singh Sohal said they have also arrested a person, identified as Kashmir Sheri of Khanpur village and recovered 40 gms of smack from his possession.

Permanent Lok Adalat
: The Punjab Legal Services Authority has established a permanent Lok Adalat in Ropar. Paramjit Singh Ahluwalia, a retired Additional District and Sessions Judge, has been appointed as its permanent chairman for a five-year term. The adalat has been established in the district as per a Punjab government notification issued on December 15,2005.

001 goes for Rs 1.65 lakh: Under the new policy of the Punjab government, VIP numbers for vehicles were auctioned today at the district transport office here today. DTO of Ropar J.C. Sabharwal said PB-12K-001 number was sold for Rs 1.65 lakh against the reserve price of Rs 50,000. The number was purchased by Paramjit Singh Badhwan, a resident of Sohana.

Labourer ‘commits’ suicide
: In connection with a dispute over just one and half bigha of land with his close relatives, Sukhdev Singh, a labourer from Jalaan village, near Bhawanigarh, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the village on Monday night.The Bhawanigarh SHO said on Tuesday that on the statement of the widow of the deceased, the Bhawanigarh police had registered a case against the mother, brother and two other relatives of the deceased under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34, IPC. Hardip Singh, a brother-in-law of the deceased, said his sister’s husband had committed suicide as the mother, brother and two other relatives were not giving him (Sukhdev) his share in the family property.

Tarn Taran
New appointment
: Kirpal Singh, PCS today took charge as the additional deputy commissioner (general). The post has been lying vacant for the last three months.



Fired up, cop fires into air; held:
Overjoyed at the wedding of an aquaintance, CIA constable Manglesh Kumar fired shots into the air from his personal revolver at Sood Bhawan in Sector 44 here last night. He was arrested on the complaint of a local resident and later suspended. A case has been registered.

OATH-TAKING: The newly elected student council of GGSCW-26 took a solemn oath to perform their duties honestly and work for welfare of the students. They also promised to maintain discipline and decorum in the college. The class representatives also took the oath in the presence of all students and staff members.

PGI staff union nomination: The PGI Employees Union has nominated Sat Pal Bhardwaj, chairman of the union, as honorary member after his superannuation from the PGI due on November 30. Satpal will also continue as chairman of the union.

: A ceremony for installing idols at Shiv Mandir was carried out at Kalgidhar Enclave on Tuesday. The idols placed in the temple include Shiv parivar, Ram parivar, Mata Vaishno Devi and Sri Sai Baba. All idols have been donated by Highland Society. N.K. Sharma, president, nagar panchayat, was the chief guest.



Drug trafficker gets 2-yr jail:
A person hailing from Patiala has been sentenced to two years in jail after being convicted for drug peddling by the district court on Tuesday. The convict identified as Nikka Singh had been arrested by the police under the NDPS Act, near Garhi village in the district on August 3, 2005. The police had seized 5 kg of poppy husk powder from him.

Proclaimed offender held:
The Siwan police has arrested a proclaimed offender, who had been evading arrest for the last 7 years. Giving details, SSP Anil Kumar on Tuesday said Shamsher Sainsi of Kheri Gulam Ali village had been arrested after he was found in possession of illicit liquor in 2000 (July). After getting the bail, the accused never appeared in the court again and subsequently, he was declared a PO by the court.

: Lt Gen J.L. Malhotra delivered a lecture on “India Today” at Government Postgraduate College, Kalka, on Tuesday. Principal of the college R.S. Mann talked about the rich diversity of India. Lt Gen Malhotra encouraged the students to be well informed about their rights and duties and fulfil their responsibilities as good citizens. Major Gen Inderjit Singh Dhillon and Dr R.C. Jeewan, former principal of DAV College, Chandigarh, were the guest of honours.

1 dies in hit-and-run case:
In a hit- and- run case, Rajpal, a cook at the Madhuban police complex, was hit by a mini bus, while he was going to work on his cycle. He died on the spot.

One held with pistol:
The CIA police arrested Deepak Yadav of Hussainpur village, near Hari Nagar, from a bus stop on Monday. The police seized an illicit country made pistol and two live cartridges from him. A case has been registered against him under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

Admn advises farmers: The district administration has urged aggrieved farmers to lodge a complaint with the deputy director agriculture, here, whenever the dealer concerned refuses to give them receipt of the purchased agricultural materials or charges excessive price from them. While stating that fertilisers, seeds, pesticides, agricultural implements, spray etc. were all exempt from VAT, DC Chander Prakash said the complaints of farmers would be speedily processed and legal action would be taken against defaulting dealers.

2 killed in accidents:
Two persons were killed in two different accidents here on Tuesday. Inderjit of Ratia died on the spot, when the car he was driving hit the tractor-trailer on the National Highway 10, here. In another accident, Parminder of Kurangawali village was killed when the Scorpio, carrying four persons, collided head-on with a bus, near Trilokawala, here.


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